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Table 3 Outcome measures, assessment instruments, and assessment time points

From: A clinical trial of group-based body psychotherapy to improve bodily disturbances in post-treatment cancer patients in combination with randomized controlled smartphone-triggered bodily interventions (KPTK): study protocol

MeasuresAssessment instrumentsBaseline Assessment T0Pre-Intervention Assessment T1Weekly assessments after group BPTPre/Post smartphone-triggered interventionPost-Intervention Assessment T2
Social demographicsSociodemographic variables (sex, age, marital status, educational level, and job-related situation)X    
Psychosocial healthBasic Documentation for Psycho-Oncology (PO-Bado)X    
Performance statusPerformance status score of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)X    
Bodily disturbancesBody Image Scale (BIS)XXX X
Awareness of bodily changes due to the diagnosis and treatmentsingle item; VAS-A patient-assessed (range 0–10)XX  X
Distress caused by bodily changessingle item; VAS-B patient-assessed (range 0–10)XX  X
Body mindfulnessBody Mindfulness Questionnaire (BMQ)XXX X
DistressNational Comprehensive Cancer Network Distress Thermometer (DT)XX XX
Somatic SymptomsSomatic Symptom Disorder-B Criteria Scale (SSD-12)XX  X
Quality of lifeEORTC QLQ-C30XX  X
Vitality36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) – Scale VitalityXX  X
Mental health36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) – Scale Mental HealthXX  X
Anxiety and depressionHospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)XX  X
Suicidal tendencyBeck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), Item I: Suicidal tendencyXX  X
Group cohesionGroup Climate Questionnaire – Short Form (GCQ-S)  X X
MoodMultidimensional Mood Questionnaire (MDMQ)   X 
Experience of presencesingle item; VAS (range 0–10)   X 
Experience of vitalitysingle item; VAS (range 0–10)   X 
Therapist’s rating of patient’s bodily changes due to the diagnosis and treatmentSemi-standardized Interview single item; VAS-A therapist-assessed (range 0–10)X    
Therapist’s rating of patient’s distress caused by bodily changesSemi-standardized Interview single item; VAS-B therapist-assessed (range, 0–10)X    
Motivation, previous experience, eligibilitySemi-standardized InterviewX    
Acceptance, treatment effect, potential for improvement, safety aspectsSemi-standardized Interview    X
Therapist’s adherence to the manualAdapted checklist to session content (see Table 2.)  X  
  1. BPT Body Psychotherapy, EORTC QLQ-C30 European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30, VAS Visual Analog Scale